IELTS Writing Task 1 report sample 3321 – Band 8.0

Academic IELTS Writing Task 1 - Report

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The chart below shows the value of one country’s exports in various categories during 2015 and 2016. The table shows the percentage change in each category of exports in 2016 compared with 2015.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Write at least 150 words.


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Candidate’s Response:

The provided bar chart compares earnings generated from international sales of a nation in five categories in 2015 and 2016; while the table provides data on the percentile changes in exports per each type of goods over the same period of time. Overall, an increase in all products except gems and jewelry is apparent.

The top two exports, which were petroleum goods and engineered products, had similar sales volumes. Oil-based products increased slightly by three per cent from around 60 billion USD in 2015 to roughly 62 billion USD in 2016. Engineered goods increased at a higher rate of 8.5 per cent from approximately 57 billion USD to roughly 62 billion.

The other three categories had significantly lower earnings, with precious stones and jewelry being the only type that experienced decline by just over five per cent (from about 43 billion USD in 2015 to estimated 41 billion USD in 2016). Farming products were approximately 30 billion USD in 2015 and generated only a slightly higher turnover in 2016 (0.81 per cent increase); whereas cloth goods saw the most significant jump of over 15 per cent from around 26 billion USD to 31 billion USD.

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Presented By: Shahab Hosseinzadeh

Presented By: Shahab Hosseinzadeh

February 3, 2024

This is an IELTS writing band 8.0 sample


The writing sample displayed here is the work of IELTS candidates and has been assessed by our team for guidance and practice purposes. These scores are not official IELTS scores.

IELTS Writing Band Descriptors:

Task Achievement (Ac)
9.0 fully satisfies all the requirements of the task
9.0 clearly presents a fully developed response
9.0 details are fully and clearly extended.
9.0 presents a clear overview of main trends, differences, or stages
Coherence and Cohesion
9.0 sequences information and ideas logically
8.0 manages all aspects of cohesion well
9.0 uses a range of cohesive devices appropriately
9.0 uses referencing clearly and appropriately throughout
7.0 presents a clear central topic within each paragraph
Lexical Resource
9.0 uses a wide range of vocabulary
8.0 skillfully uses uncommon lexical items but there may be occasional inaccuracies in word choice and collocation
8.0 produces rare errors in spelling and/or word formation
9.0 the communication is completely natural
Grammatical Range and Accuracy
9.0 uses a wide range of structures
8.0 the majority of sentences are error-free
8.0 makes only very occasional errors or inappropriacies
9.0 communication is completely natural


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Another Above 7.0 Sample

The provided charts and table offer insights into a country's export values for various categories during the years 2015 and 2016, along with the corresponding percentage changes in these categories. This report aims to analyze the trends and changes in the country's exports during this two-year period.
In 2015, the country's exports were categorized into five key sectors: Petroleum Products, Engineered Goods, Gems and Jewellery, Agricultural Products, and Textiles. In the same year, the export value of petroleum products stood at $60 million. This category experienced a modest 3% increase, reaching $65 million in 2016. Engineered goods had an export value of $55 million in 2015. They demonstrated significant growth, with an 8.5% increase, reaching $62 million in 2016.
The category of gems and jewellery, with exports valued at $45 million in 2015, experienced a decline of 5.18% in 2016, resulting in exports worth $40 million.Agricultural products had an export value of $30 million in 2015. They exhibited modest growth of 0.81%, reaching $32 million in 2016. The textiles category, valued at $25 million in 2015, underwent substantial transformation, showing an impressive 15.24% increase in 2016, reaching $32 million in exports.
In conclusion, the data reveals dynamic changes in the country's export landscape between 2015 and 2016. While petroleum products and engineered goods saw substantial growth, gems and jewellery faced a decline. Agricultural products and textiles displayed their unique patterns of growth. These findings highlight the need for adaptive export strategies to seize opportunities in growing sectors and address challenges in declining ones. Continuous monitoring and analysis are essential for informed trade policy decisions in an ever-evolving global trade environment.
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